A Way Forward: Presenting a Post-modern Framework for Disability

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Rachel Carling-Jenkins

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modern, post-modern, disability rights

Abstract

People with disability continue to be engaged in a rights struggle which is reinforced through processes of modernity.  This paper reviews the modern framework and its far-reaching effects in influencing understandings of disability, using the Australian experience as an example.  An alternative post-modern framework is then presented in contrast.  A post-modern conceptualisation of disability is presented as a way forward for understanding disability and for application to disability studies and research.

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